December 21st 2010 7:42 am PT

Xbox LIVE Countdown to New Year’s Eve kicks off today

Starting today and running until December 31st, we’re counting down to the New Year with a brand new Xbox LIVE deal every day, plus 10 extra bonus deals that are specially priced for the duration of the promotion. The special pricing is available for both Xbox LIVE Gold and Free members.


The Xbox LIVE Countdown to New Year’s Eve deals for today, Dec. 21 are:


Red Dead Redemption Game Add-ons

Liars & Cheats Normal Price:800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Legends & Killers Pack Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Undead Nightmare Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 25%

Undead Nightmare Collection Normal Price: 1600 Discounted Price: 1200 Savings: 25%



Layer Cake Normal Price: 800 Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%


Bonus: Celebrate the New Year with these free 2011 glasses from the Holiday collection


PLUS: the following items are on now sale and the discounted price will be in available until December 31
Super Meat Boy Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Comic Jumper Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Toy Soldiers Discounted Price: 800 Savings: 33%

Banjo Tooie Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 50%

Castle Crashers Discounted Price: 600 Savings: 50%

The UnderGarden Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Risk Factions Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Afterburner Climax Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Borderland’s Claptrap New Revolution Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%

Carcassonne Discounted Price: 400 Savings: 50%


Grab these deals now before you forget and the price returns to normal. If you are not near your Xbox 360 console, you can still take advantage of the special prices by purchasing the items on You’ll save money and the item/s will automatically start downloading the next time you sign in to Xbox LIVE. Details on how that all works on


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Tomorrow’s deal: The character in this game holds two Guinness World Records

Deal By James Pfaff (litheon), Blogger

  • xTye

    I want 400 fucking points back I JUST BOUGHT Liars and Cheats last night for full price!

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    Dragon Age deals, please.

  • ShinobiSteve81

    Looks like Tomb Raider tomorrow (Best selling VG heroine and most prolific 3D platform series)

  • DarkGin87

    i thought Hydrophobia was mean to be today major? i was looking forwarded to buying it since the patch is meant to be out today aswell

  • bullka LT

    Hydrophobia gets today a permanent price drop. And it’s not a one day deal.

    And what to expect regarding Tomb Raider?
    – Discounts for addons XBLA Lara Croft GoL?
    – Level packs for Tomb Raider Underworld?

  • DL CyberSkull

    Why does *always* reject my password the first time I enter it?

  • Thief000

    I sure hope we get our points from November’s deal soon!

  • dirty whirlwind

    Bullka LT: I’m sute they put GoL on sale. It’s having a Christmas sale on PSN at least.

  • dirty whirlwind

    Bullka LT: I’m sure they put GoL on sale. It’s having a Christmas sale on PSN at least.

  • Thief000

    Oh, let’s not forget: all BlazBLue: Continuum Shift DLC is discounted from today untill Jan 7.

  • bizzare690

    @DL CyberSkull

    That used to happen to me until i re-installed windows, very frustrating!

  • chiruno99

    Well I bought Toy Soldiers and Banjo-Tooie like I’ve told myself to and got the glasses. I do love freebies. As for the rest of the games I’ve already got them or I’m not interested. I don’t care for RDR to get any dlc for it especially since it’s boring imho. I’ll just wait for tomorrows deals.

    I’m glad you all just think Hydrophobia’s dropped to 800msp. You’re all going to shit bricks once you realise they’re going to totally reboot it as well, unless you already knew that.

    “Layer Cake”, did you mean “The Italian Job”?

  • Huddy72

    I’m a little confused….

    Is “Undead Nightmare” (600pts) the same as the game you can buy at retail for £17.99!!

  • Thief000

    To answer your question: Yes!

  • ValleyFloydJam

    lets hope tomorrows deal is a little bit better
    1) cos i already have undead and
    2) cos its hardly a big discount.

    it would be nice to since a few of the older classic games go 1/2 price or better

  • krisxx

    how about they have NO deals for xmas, no deal of the day, no deal of the week…..then will everyone stop crying and bitching that they “already have it”, “it sucks”, “its old”, blah blah blah….


    Great deal to start off the Countdown!(if you’re a RDR fan) The Undead Nightmare Collection was already a great “buy-3-for-the-price-of-2″ deal to begin with, so with $5 more knocked off, there’s no reason not to get it if you love RDR!

  • bakerShai360

    ill pick up The UnderGarden fo sure

  • Exu

    YES! That’s more like it.

  • un4givn91

    anyone else sees the upcoming deals? on the dashboard theres these clues

    Clue #1 – Dig Deeper “light up amazing co-op action” – Guardian of Light?
    Clue #2 – Quiet Harmony – “get competitive or play co op” – sounds like CastleVania: Harmony of Despair

    Clue #3 – Solve a Mystery – “Your best weapon is the light” – Alan Wake? can’t think of something else, Limbo?

    Clue #4 – Gotta Feeling? – “can you master the moves?” – Probably Dance Central DLC

  • r3dreck

    Just need BF2 Vet and I’m good.

  • Gonin

    Is Afterburner worth 400 points? I wasn’t keen for 800 as it seems you can finish it in 4 minutes?!

  • chiruno99

    It’s up now to dl. long with the Hdrophobia reboot and price drop.

  • PriusGuy2004

    Hydrophobia? What was the original price? It is at 800 MS points now.

  • Sly151

    @Huddy72 No, the Undead Nightmare Collection for 1200mp is the same as the retail disc

  • Blue Thunder28

    The retail disk costs more because it’s also the RDR disk I assume. So it’s the game and that one DLC. Though I could be wrong, I remember being surprised at seeing it for like $30 in retail but thinking back it makes sense if it’s not just an install disk and is just the game with that DLC on it already. LOOOL.

  • sleepydumbdude

    Sweet I hope its a good deal on Tomb Raider tomorrow. I didn’t buy the game when it came out because of the no multiplayer then I just decided to wait until it was a deal.

  • Ghostwize

    @Blue Thunder28: The Undead Nightmare disc is a standalone product with everything the original game has except the single player adventure. The only difference is that you don’t need the original RDR to play the Undead Nightmare. The DLC requires the original game.

  • Ghostwize

    Oh…also….RDR is on games on demand today. FOR 60 DOLLARS!!! LOL WTF?

  • Wookiestick
  • ck2875

    Here’s a Complete List of “Secret” Countdown to 2011 Discounts. Enjoy.

    I found this by going to the Dashboard > Countdown to 2011 > Other Holiday Deals > Enter to Win > Go over 4 Panels to “Eligible Content”

    Arcade Games:
    -Lara Croft: GoL
    -Castlevania Harmony of Dispair
    -Perfect Dark
    -Monday Night Combat
    -Sonic the Hedgehog
    -Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    -Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    -Sonic the Hedgehog 4
    -Sonic Adventure
    -Sonic and Knuckles

    -Halo Noble Map Pack
    -Fable III Understone Quest Pack
    -RDR: Liars & Cheats, Legends & Killers, Undead Nightmare
    -Alan Wake: The Signal and The Writer
    -Dance Central: I Gotta Feeling
    -Mass Effect: Lair of the Shadow Broker
    -Mass Effect 2: Overlord; Kasumi

    -2011 Glasses
    -Pet Monkey
    -Rock Band Keyboard Prop
    -Alan Wake Raincoat
    -Kinect Sports Giant Foam Finger (Red)
    -Modern Warfare 2 UAV Prop
    -Fantasy Pets Minotaur
    -Cool Jobs Policeman Outfit
    -Plants vs. Zombies Mask
    -Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing Car
    -Yoda Green Lightsaber
    -Free Premium Theme

    -Layer Cake
    -13 Going on 30
    -The Spy Next Door
    -Wall Street
    -Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
    -I am Legend
    -The Notebook

  • SumHydroponic

    Picked up Banjo Tooie last night. Looking forward to deals on Lara Croft, Limbo and Plants Vs Zombies. Make it happen Major (please).

  • Surly x Duff

    @ck2875 That was incredibly clever and useful! Not used to seeing that in the comments on this blog. Hopefully some of the games will have decent discounts. I’m thinking 400 points or less would get me to purchase most of the arcade games. If Steam can manage to sell me Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $6.79 in their currently ongoing sale, I think Live could manage a couple killer “must download” deals on their offerings.

  • tylerh1701

    Thanks for the list. Excited for Lara Croft tomorrow. Was hoping for Costume Quest and/or the DeathSpanks. Already have Limbo, wasnt worth 1200 but probably a good pickup at 800 or less.

  • Steel VLC

    Wow! Banjo & toie I was waiting for this since ages!

    When will we have a Discount for perfedct DARK XBLA? I hope it soon!

  • ck2875

    @Surly x Duff: Thanks. I forgot to mention that its a horrible deal, I already have everything, and blah blah blah (joking). I just figured others would benefit from the complete dissemination of information so that they don’t go buying things right before it gets discounted. I am interested to see how much the Reach Noble pack is discounted even though I already have it.
    @tylerh1701: I was also hoping for Deathspank after people voted for the Battlefield 2 DLC on the voter’s choice.
    @Steel VLC: See my above post… sometime in the next 10 days.


    @Sly151: You must be getting a helluva deal on that in the UK, because in the US, the stand-alone retail disc version is $30 while the regular price of the DLC version is $20(1600 points).

  • PriusGuy2004

    @ck2875: I think you might be a bit confused. The list of content you provided are games and other content you can download to be eligible to win one of two 3D HDTVs or one of five Kinect sensors. I am interpreting your our first sentence of, “Here’s a Complete List of “Secret” Countdown to 2011 Discounts”, to mean that these are daily discounts? If so, I don’t believe that is correct. The daily discounts are completely separate from what you’ve listed above. Maybe I am wrong about this, but this is my interpretation…from everything I’ve seen on the dashboard and read on the Internet so far about the deals this holiday season.

  • loopingstar

    @Gonin Yes Afterburner is a steal at 400 . I paid 800 for it when it was first released , it’s a great fun game . Play it on a big TV screen with the volume turned right up and you won’t care how short it is – pure Arcade bliss !!

  • Steel VLC

    @ck2875 Thanks!

  • ck2875

    @PriusGuy2004: No, I believe you are wrong. While I will agree that these are indeed the content that you have to download for that contes, the contest is in conjunction with the daily Countdown to 2011 discounts. In fact, they have since removed the list that I pointed out above from the Dashboard, which probably is an indication that it wasn’t meant to be posted to begin with. Also, the contest dates run from today until the last day of the Countdown to 2011 period. As further indicia of reliability, there are hints on the dashboard that line up precisely with this content list and the current Official Xbox Magazine has an article on pg. 91 that also gives hints that confirm this list. If you don’t believe me, check back tomorrow and see how “confused” I really was. Sorry if I ruined the suspense for anyone.

  • ScarySaint

    they should put castlevania HD for 600 points

  • PriusGuy2004

    @ck2875: Interesting. Thank you for the further explanation. Enjoy the evening!

  • Steel VLC

    Tomb Raider already available, I hope tomorrow its perfect dark turn!

  • peejam

    why is “Banjo-Tooie” (sequel) always getting a discount, and “Banjo-Kazooie” (1st released) never?